Life in the woods

I am off line for a couple of  weeks, so am taking the opportunity to post two photo blogs (one last week, one this) – some of the photos are taken from my daily instagram (@TreesofSanctuary) and Twitter (@Peaceinthewood) posts, some are online for the first time.  I hope they convey what I have been unable to say in words….

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“My welcoming committee. I was accompanied by these cows on my walk to the woods today.”
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“Green veined white on the piece of roadside verge that was spared by the mower… precious spaces.”
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“Tiny toad!”
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“I found a female large red damselfly sunning itself on the hazel as I went to the woods this morning.”
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“The robin has been ousted from it’s nest by the blackbird.”
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“Here yesterday, gone today – these little ones are now off the nest and being fed by their parents in amongst the wild garlic.”
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“Look who came crawling through the wood…”
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“Flitting through the woods, little brown faeries of summer.”
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“Natty, not-so-little visitor to our woodland camp today!”
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“Who says moths are dull?! Burnished brass resplendent in the early morning sunshine.”
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“Caught red-pawed! So that’s where the hawfinch’s food has been going!”
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“A different scale – how many baby aphids in this nursery?! Bird food for the autumn…”
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“Waiting for lunch… “
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“Such a beautiful delicate green.  This light emerald moth was on the road after the strong winds, amongst the scattered tree seeds.”
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“A jewel in the dock plants, Amos and I found this female green dock beetle on our walk in the woods today. It was splendidly iridescent as it sat amongst the foliage.

 

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“I was thrilled to find this fluffy young tawny owl as we left the badgers in the woods; such a special moment.”
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“Lovin’ the colours on this dudette! No wonder it’s called the marmalade hoverfly.”